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Say ‘I do’ at National Glass Centre Wedding Brochure


“We had the most incredible day. The rooms looked beautiful,

the food was delicious and the staff were impeccable. Thank you so so much to everyone who was involved. Lauren, Bride 2016


A unique riverside venue for any celebration A unique setting, seamless organisation and exceptional hospitality are all of the ingredients required for the perfect wedding venue. Top that o with our delicious menus and it’s easy to see why so many couples fall in love with National Glass Centre. With light, bright and airy spaces our rooms can be transformed into any colour scheme, theme or vision, allowing couples to make their dreams a reality. Located on the banks of the River Wear and only minutes from Roker Park, Roker Pier and golden sandy beaches, National Glass Centre provides the perfect setting to capture your special day. Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can play host to wedding breakfasts, receptions and evening celebrations for between 10 and 200 guests.


Working with you hand in hand We have a fantastic range of options to ensure there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets and we can even create a wedding package especially to meet your individual needs. Our spacious modern rooms provide the perfect setting for your wedding day, with floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views over the River Wear. Our gallery spaces and glass roof provide a unique setting for wedding photographs, capturing wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Here at National Glass Centre we understand that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Therefore, we offer the following additional extras as part of all of our packages to help make your day even better! • Cake stand and cake knife • Cake cut for guests • White linen tablecloths and napkins • Personalised menus • Master of Ceremonies • Free car parking for all guests • Photo opportunites within our gallery spaces Whether you are looking for a venue for a special Civil Ceremony or for a full wedding package National Glass Centre will work with you hand in hand to create your perfect day. Simply contact us to find out if your chosen date, function room and ceremony room are available and pencil in a provisional booking.


Fantastic food and drink We are passionate advocates for fresh, high quality, seasonal produce. With a reputation for excellence, our menus marry together a wonderful mix of traditional food and drink, accented with air and a modern twist. Showcasing heritage and innovation, we ensure that each dish is delivered with creativity, passion and carefully prepared by our award-winning chefs. Our menus aim to entice every pallet, and can be tailored to you and your guests speciďŹ c dietary requirements.


Our Wedding packages We have two fully inclusive daytime/evening packages, Cut Crystal and Glass Slipper, as well as our Twinkling Twilight evening only package.

Cut Crystal package This premium package includes room hire and the following features: • Red carpet • Glass of Champagne per day guest on arrival • Cut Crystal wedding breakfast • Half bottle of wine per day guest • Glass of Champagne toast drink per day guest • White chair covers, colour choice of sashes, table runners, table centre pieces for day time guests • Evening fork buffet • Evening disco with DJ • Pre wedding celebration of afternoon tea for 6 people including a glass of fine wine • Make a glass heart each during your first year of marriage day

This package is for 50 day and 100 evening guests Each additional day and evening guest is £75 Each additional evening guest is £17

£5,700


Example Cut Crystal wedding breakfast Choose one dish from each course for all guests Starters Traditional smoked salmon with fresh lemon, capers & toasted sourdough Roasted red pepper, tomato & chorizo soup with fresh baked focaccia Salad of roasted Mediterranean vegetables, rocket & parmesan served with pesto dressing Mains Herb roasted fillet of beef with red wine jus, gratin potatoes & seasonal vegetables accompanied with Béarnaise sauce Braised lamb shank, roasted onion mash & stockpot vegetables with braising juices Roasted salmon fillet with parsley crushed potatoes, seasonal vegetables & shellfish bisque Desserts Chocolate fondant with fruits of the forest & chocolate coconut ice cream Strawberry shortcake with chilled sauce anglaise & fruit coulis Trio of mini desserts (Choose from: mini crème brûlée, lemon cheesecake, warm chocolate brownie & chocolate sauce, glazed apple tart & Chantilly cream, warm Limoncello drizzle cake & anglaise sauce, raspberry & almond slice & thickened cream, mini Eton mess) Coffee & mints

Example Cut Crystal evening fork buffet Two main and two side dishes (vegetarian option can be chosen as an additional) Mains • Lasagne bolognese • Steak, root vegetable & ale pie • Chicken Diane • Chinese duck in plum sauce • Thai green chicken curry • Szechuan beef • Shepherd’s pie • Traditional mince & dumplings • Corned beef & potato pie • Stir fry chicken with red peppers & bamboo shoots in oyster sauce • Prime beef stroganoff • Hot & spicy chilli con carne • Chef’s light chicken curry Vegetarian Options • Vegetable lasagne • Penne pasta served with arrabiata sauce • Chef’s vegetable curry Side Options • Savoury rice • Roasted vegetable medley • Oven baked potato skins/hand cut chips • Chef’s mixed salads Please don’t hestitate to ask for any special dietary requirements.


Glass Slipper package This inclusive package includes room hire and the following features: • Red carpet • Glass of sparkling wine per day guest on arrival • Glass Slipper wedding breakfast • One glass of wine per day guest to accompany wedding breakfast • Glass of sparkling wine toast drink per day guest • White chair covers, colour choice of sashes, table runners, table centre pieces for day time guests • Evening Carvery • Evening disco with DJ • Pre wedding celebration of afternoon tea for 6 people including a glass of fine wine • Make a glass heart each during your first year of marriage This package is for 50 day and 100 evening guests Each additional day and evening guest is £49 Each additional evening guest is £12

£5,200


Example Glass Slipper wedding breakfast Choose one dish from each course for all guests Starters Roasted plum tomato & basil soup served with basket of fresh bread Salad of fresh poached salmon, king prawns, herb salad leaves, sour cream & chive dressing served with bread wafers French style country terrine with fruit chutney & toasted sourdough Mains Butter roasted Northumbrian turkey served with all the trimmings Traditional roast sirloin of beef, served with roast red wine jus, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream, duck fat roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables Lemon and thyme roasted breast of chicken served with gratin potatoes, seasonal vegetables & herb infused jus Desserts Set lemon cream with Pimms & mint marinated strawberries & homemade biscotti Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce Chocolate & orange truffle torte with Cointreau glazed oranges & thickened cream Coffee & mints

Example Glass Slipper evening Carvery A selection of two roasts of your choice with accompaniments, served in a warm bap. Roast selection • Roast topside of beef with horseradish sauce & roast gravy • Butter roasted turkey crown with cranberry sauce • Roast loin of English pork with apple sauce & sage and onion stuffing • Honey baked gammon with apple sauce Vegetarian example • Caramelised onion & goat’s cheese bundle topped with a tomato & basil sauce (v) Accompaniments • Chunky chips or herb roasted potatoes or herb-infused new potatoes • Rich roast gravy • Home-made sage & onion stuffing We also have a delicious selection of vegetarian options, please don’t hestitate to ask for any special dietary requirements.


Twinkling Twilight Package This evening package includes room hire and the following features: • Drinks reception - one glass per guest (Sparkling wine, Pimms & lemonade, bucks fizz or house wine) • Canapés (3 per person) • Evening Carvery • Evening disco with DJ • Pre wedding celebration of afternoon tea for 6 people including a glass of fine wine • Make a glass heart each during your first year of marriage This package is for a minimum of 70 guests Each additional guest is £20

£2,900


Twinkling Twilight example menus Twinkling Twilight canapés A selection of chef’s choice canapés Meat • Cocktail cottage pie with mature cheddar • Honey & mint glazed sausages • Sticky belly pork & sesame skewers • Gochujang chicken skewers • Rare Asian beef & remoulade on rye • Smooth duck pate with Northumbrian chutney • Mediterranean vegetable with Italian bacon tart • Butternut squash & spicy chorizo skewers • Teriyaki beef with sesame seeds • Mini cheeseburger crostini • Smoked chicken & avocado on linseed bread • Teriyaki chicken & sesame seed skewer

Fish and Shellfish • Butterfly breaded king prawns with sweet chilli • Filo wrapped king prawns with dipping sauce • Smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels • Roast pepper & prawn barquette • Mini Thai fish cakes – dipping sauce • Beer battered gurnard goujons – tartar sauce • Gravlax with whisky & mustard on mini Scottish oatcakes • Oak smoked salmon & cream cheese crostini • Hot & spicy prawns with chilli mayonnaise • Teriyaki salmon skewers • Salmon & parsley filo parcels

Twinkling Twilight evening Carvery A selection of two roasts of your choice with accompaniments, served in a warm bap. Roast selection: • Roast topside of beef with horseradish sauce & roast gravy • Butter roasted turkey crown with cranberry sauce • Roast loin of English pork with apple sauce & sage & onion stuffing • Honey baked gammon & apple sauce Vegetarian example • Caramelised onion & goat’s cheese bundle topped with a tomato & basil sauce (v) Accompaniments: • Chunky chips or herb roasted potatoes or herb-infused new potatoes • Rich roast gravy • Home-made sage and onion stuffing We also have a delicious selection of vegetarian options, please don’t hestitate to ask for any special dietary requirements.


Wedding Checklist We thought we’d put together a checklist to try and help you out a little, we know there’s a lot to organise! Please just take this as rough guidance, every wedding is unique to each couple!

12 Months + • Set the date, give notice of marriage to Sunderland City Council • Book your registrar/minister or church • Book National Glass Centre as your perfect venue! • Send save-the-date cards • Set your budget • Draw up your guest list(s) • Appoint bridesmaids, best man and ushers • Book your photographer and videographer • Book a band/entertainers (our DJ is included in your package!) • Book your cars and florist • Buy/order your wedding dress/outfit

6 Months + • Order/make your wedding invitations • Order the wedding cake • Buy your wedding shoes and accessories • Book your make up artist and hairdresser • Buy your bridesmaid’s dresses and suits for the groom, best man, ushers and any flower girls or page boys.

3 Months + • Buy your wedding rings • Send your wedding invitations • Choose your table decorations and chair covers with National Glass Centre (these are included in your day package!) • Choose wedding music and readings • Book your complementary pre wedding celebration afternoon tea for 6 people at National Glass Centre!


1 Month before • Arrange for a final fitting of your wedding dress • Meet with our wedding coordinator to confirm final details for your big day. • Finalise the seating plan • Write the wedding speeches • Find your ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’

1 Week before • Have the wedding rehearsal • Wear-in your wedding shoes! • Treat yourself to beauty treatments and have a pamper day • Meet with your wedding coordinator to finalise details of your big day

THE BIG DAY! • Let the staff here at National Glass Centre make sure your perfect day runs like clockwork. Just enjoy yourselves!


Finishing Touches National Glass Centre’s Shop stocks a range of beautiful items for the home and is a unique place to arrange your gift list or your guests can purchase gift vouchers. Our shop would also be delighted to source beautiful favours for your guests. Our Hot Glass Studio team are able to advise you or your guests how to commission a beautiful, bespoke piece of glass as a stunning reminder of your day. We can also arrange bespoke glass blowing demonstrations on your big day, or your guests could try their hand at making their own glass heart, bauble or paperweight.


Your perfect wedding package National Glass Centre has a fantastic range of options to suit any taste and budget and we can even create a wedding package especially tailored to your individual needs. To arrange an appointment or discuss your wedding ideas further contact our dedicated wedding coordinator on 0191 515 5555 (Option 5) info@nationalglasscentre.com Photographs by Duncan McCall Originally from Scotland, Duncan has been living in the North East for the past 15 years. His relaxed style of photography aims to be as unobtrusive as possible ensuring all your special moments are captured in a unique and creative style. www.duncanmccallphotography.com Many thanks to Lauren and Nicholas for sharing their beautiful wedding photographs with us.

Please note prices and packages were correct at time of print and subject to change at any time. Please check direct with National Glass Centre for any changes.

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National Glass Centre Wedding Brochure  

A unique setting, seamless organisation and exceptional hospitality are all of the ingredients required for the perfect wedding venue. Top t...

National Glass Centre Wedding Brochure  

A unique setting, seamless organisation and exceptional hospitality are all of the ingredients required for the perfect wedding venue. Top t...

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